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Ferilskrá

 

Bryndis Bjork Asgeirsdottir, PhD

Associate Professor and Head of Department of Psychology.

School of Business, Department of Psychology (sálfræðisvið)

Education

 

2004-2011        King´s College London, Institute of Psychiatry. PhD in Psychology. PhD thesis: Sexual abuse as a cause of stress in adolescents´ lives: Processes and interconnections with emotional and behavioural problems. 


2000-2003        University of Iceland, M.A. in Sociology, thesis: Prostitution among Icelandic youth and its social settings.


1996-1999        University of Iceland, B.A. in Psychology, thesis: Stability and change in Autism.


1999                 Université de Rennes, Socrates Intensive Program, Justice in a Pluralistic Society.


1998                 Techniche Universitat Berlin, Erasmus Program, semester in Philosophy.

Career

2014-present    Associate Professor, School of Business, Department of Psychology, Reykjavik University and Head of Department of Psychology (2015-present).


2010-2014        Assistant Professor, School of Business, Department of Psychology, Reykjavik University and Program director of BSc program of Psychology (2011-2014).


2009-2010        Assistant Professor, School of Health and Education, Reykjavik University.


2005-2009        Adjunkt, School of Health and Education, Reykjavik University and Program director of BSc program in Sport Science (within School of Health and Education) in 2005-2006


2004-2005        Research Specialist, An Evaluation of Scholarly Work at the University of Iceland, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.


2004-2005        Part-time Teacher at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Iceland


2000-2002        Managing Director, The Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis.


1999-2005        Research Specialist, The Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis (ICSRA).


1998-2003        Researcher, The State Diagnostic and Counseling Centre and National University Hospital’s Children’s and Adolescent’s Psychiatric Department.


1997-1998        Behavioral Therapy Trainer for children with autism, international LOVAS study.


Honors, Grants and Awards    


2015                A part of a research team lead by Dr. Inga Dora Sigfusdottir. European Research Council Consolidator Grant 2015-2020.  Lifecourse: A Multilevel Analysis on the Effects of Stress on Biology, Emotions and Behaviour throughout Childhood.


2014                A three year Project Grant supplied by RANNIS (The Icelandic Centre for Research). Parental Support of Sexually Abused Children.


2013               Co proposer for a Infrastructure grant supplied by RANNIS. Biobehavioral Studies of Stress.


2005-2008        A three year grant supplied by RANNIS, Graduate Education Fund for PhD research on the psychological and behavioural effects of childhood sexual abuse.


2003                Awarded Graduation Award of University of Iceland student Service Organization for an outstanding thesis and research work (single M.A. graduate awarded that year).


2003               MA with Distinction, University of Iceland.


2001                Grant supplied by RANNIS, Graduate Education Fund for M.A. research on youth prostitution.


1997 & 1998    Grant supplied by The Student Research Fund, University of Iceland. Granted for a Long-term research on outcome of two groups of children with autism, receiving different services.

Peer- Reviewed ISI Papers

Sigurvinsdottir, R., Asgeirsdottir, B. B., Ullhman, S. E. and Sigfusdottir, I. D.  (2017 Accepted for publication). The impact of sexual abuse, family violence/conflict, spirituality and religion on anger and depressed mood among adolescents. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Thorisdottir, I. E., Asgeirsdottir, B. B., Sigurvinsdottir, R., Allegrante, J. and Sigfusdottir, I. D. (2017). The increase in symptoms of anxiety and depressed mood among Icelandic adolescents: time trend between 2006 and 2016. European Journal of Public Health, 5, 856-861. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckx111

 

Sigfusdottir, I. D., Asgeirsdottir, B. B., Hall, H. A., Sigurdsson, J. F., Young S., and Gudjonsson, G.H. (2017). An epidemiological study of ADHD and conduct disorder: does family conflict moderate the association? Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, doi: 10.1007/s00127-017-1352-6

Gudmundsdottir, D. G., Asgeirsdottir, B. B., Huppert, F. A., Sigfusdottir, I. D., Thorlindsson, Th., Valdimarsdottir, U. A., and Hauksdottir, A. (2016). How does the economic crisis influence adolescents´s happiness? Population based surveys in Iceland 2000-2010. Journal of Happiness Studies. Doi:  10.1007/s10902-015-9639-3

Gudjonsson, G. H., Sigurdsson, J. F., Sigfusdottir, I. D., Asgeirsdottir, B. B., Gonzalez, R., and Young, S. (2015). A national epidemological study investigating risk factors for police interrogation and false confession among juvenile and young persons.  Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, DOI: 10.1007/s00127-015-1145-8

Asgeirsdottir, B. B. and Sigfusdottir, I. D. (2015). Gender differences in co-occurrence of depressive and anger symptoms among adolescents in five Nordic countries.  Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 43, 183-189. DOI: 10.1177/1403494814561817

Ingolfsdottir, G., Asgeirsdottir, B. B., Gunnarsdottir, Th., and Bjornsson, A.  (2014). Changes in body image and dieting among 16-19 year-old Icelandic students from 2000 to 2010. Body Image, 11, 364-369.

Sigfusdottir, I. D., Asgeirsdottir, B. B., Gudjonsson, G. G. and Sigurdsson, J. F. (2013). Suicidal ideations and attempts among adolescents subjected to childhood sexual abuse and family conflict: The mediating role of anger and depressed mood. Journal of Adolescence, 36, 12271236.

Asgeirsdottir, B. B., Ingolfsdottir, G., and, Sigfusdottir, I. D. (2012). Body image trends among Icelandic adolescents: A cross-sectional national study from 1997 to 2009. Body Image, 9, 404-408.

Palsdottir, A., Asgeirsdottir, B. B., and Sigfusdottir, I. D. (2012). Gender difference in well-being during school lessons among 10 to 12 year old children: The effects of school, family and peer related factors. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 40(7), 605-13.

Asgeirsdottir, B. B., Sigfusdottir, I. D., Gudjonsson, G. G., and Sigurdsson, J. F. (2011). Associations between sexual abuse, substance use and self-injurious behaviour: The mediating role of depressed mood and anger. Child Abuse & Neglect, 35, 210-219.

Sigfusdottir, I. D., Asgeirsdottir, B. B., Sigurdsson, J. F., and Gudjonsson, G. G. (2011). Physical activity buffers the effects of family conflict on depressed mood: A study on adolescent girls and boys. Journal of Adolescence, 34, 1-8. 

Asgeirsdottir, B. B., Gudjonsson, G. G., Sigurdsson, J. F., and Sigfusdottir, I. D. (2010). Protective mechanisms for depressed mood and anger among sexually abused adolescents: The importance of self-esteem. Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 402-407.

Sigurdsson, J. F., Gudjonsson, G.H., Asgeirsdottir, B. B., and Sigfusdottir, I.D. (2009). Sexually abusive youth. What are the background factors that distinguish them from other youth? Psychology, Crime and Law, 16, 289-303.

Gudjonsson, G.H., Sigurdsson, J. F., Sigfusdottir, I. D., and Asgeirsdottir, B. B. (2008). False confessions and individual differences: The importance of victimization among youth. Personality and Individual Differences, 45, 801-805.

Sigfusdottir, I.D., Asgeirsdottir, B. B., Gudjonsson, G.H., and Sigurdsson, J. F. (2008). A Model of Sexual Abuses Effects on Suicidal Behaviour and Delinquency: The Role of Emotions as mediating Factors. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 37, 699-712.

Sigfusdottir, I. D., Asgeirsdottir, B. B., Sigurdsson, J. F., and Gudjonsson, G. H. (2008). Trends in depression and anxiety symptoms and visits to health care specialists: A national study among Icelandic adolescents. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 36, 361-368.

Gudjonsson, G. H., Sigurdsson, J. F., Asgeirsd   ottir, B. B., and Sigfusdottir, I. D. (2007). Custodial Interrogation: What are the background Predictors of False Confession? Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 18 (2), 266-275.

Jonsdottir, S. L., Saemundsen, E., Asmundsdottir, G., Hjartardottir, S., Asgeirsdottir, B. B., Smaradottir, H. H., Sigurdardottir, S., and Smari, J. (2007). Follow-up of Children Diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Stability and Change During the Preschool Years. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37, 1361-1374. 

Gudjonsson, G. H., Sigurdsson, J. F., Asgeirsdottir, B. B., and Sigfusdottir, I. D. (2006). Custodial interrogation, false confession and individual differences: A national study among Icelandic youth. Personality and Individual Differences, 41, 49-59.

Reviewer for ISI Journals

Child Abuse & Neglect

European Journal of Developmental Psychology

International Journal of Public Health

Journal of Affective Disorders

Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse

Personality and Individual Differences

Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics

Scandinavian Journal of Public Health

Peer- Reviewed non- ISI Papers

Erna Kristjánsdóttir, Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir and Margrét Lilja Guðmundsdóttir. (2007). Mjaðmagrindaverkir á meðgöngu: Könnun á þjónustu.  [Pelvic pain during pregnancy: a study of services in Iceland]. Ljósmæðrablaðið, 2, 6-13.

 

Books/ Major Research Reports / Book Chapters

Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir (2011). Kynferðislegt ofbeldi gegn börnum sem víðtækur áhættuþáttur: Rannsókn meðal framhaldsskólanema á Íslandi . [Child sexual abuse as a general risk factor: A study among high school students in Iceland]. In S. I. Olafsdottir, The Unspeakable Crime.  Reykjavik: Háskólaútgáfan [The University Press].

Bryndis Bjork Asgeirsdottir. (2008). Is Disclosure of Sexual Abuse Harmful for the Children? In P.A. Granhag & L.A. Strömwall, Children´s testimony: Grooming, Disclosure, memory and blame, pp. 1-9.

Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir, Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir, Allyson Macdonald og Irwin Feller. (2005). Úttekt á rannsóknastörfum Háskóla Íslands. [An evaluation of scholarly work at the University of Iceland]. Reykjavík: Menntamálaráðuneytið [The Ministry of Education].

Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir. (2003). Vændi meðal ungs fólks á Íslandi og félagslegt umhverfi þess [Prostitutions among youth in Iceland, and its Social Setting]. Reykjavík: The Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis for the Ministry of Justice.

Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir, Hólmfríður Lydía Ellertsdóttir og Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir. (2001). Vændi á Íslandi og félagslegt umhverfi þess [Prostitutions in Iceland, and its Social Setting]. Reykjavík: The Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis for the Ministry of Justice.

Published Research Reports 

Breki Karlsson, Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir, Þorlákur Karlsson, and Áslaug Pálsdóttir (2012). Rannsókn á fjármálalæsi á Íslandi árið 2011 og samanburður við rannsókna frá árinu 2008.  [Research on financial literacy in Iceland 2011 and comparison with results from 2008]. Reykjavík: The Financial Literacy Institute and Reykjavik University.

Breki Karlsson, and Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir. (2009). Rannsókn á fjármálalæsi á Íslandi: Símakönnun framkvæmd meðal Íslendinga í desember 2008. [Financial literacy among Icelanders: A research carried out among a sample of Icelanders in December 2008]. Reykjavík: The Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis and Reykjavik University for the Ministry of Business Affairs and the Icelandic Investors Associations.  

Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir, Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir, and Jón Sigfússon. (2007). Könnun á kynferðislegu ofbeldi gegn heyrnarlausum á Íslandi. [Sexual abuse and social settings among deaf people in Iceland]. Reykjavík: The Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis for the Deaf Society in Iceland and the Ministry of Social Affairs.

Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir, Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir, and Álfgeir Logi Kristjánsson. (2005). Viðhorf til nýbúa á Íslandi: Rannsókn meðal nemenda í 9. og 10. bekk grunnskóla á Íslandi vorið 1997, 2000 og 2003. [Attitudes towards foreigners in Iceland: Research among 9. and 10.th graders in Iceland 1997, 2000 and 2003]. Reykjavík: The Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis for The Icelandic Red Cross.

Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir, Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir and Jón Sigfússon. (2004). Hagir og líðan ungmenna á Akureyri. [Health and wellbeing among youth in Akureyri]. Reykjavík: The Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis.

Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir and Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir. (2004). Áhættuhegðun ungra ökumanna. [Social factors predicting risky driving among young people]. Reykjavík The Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis.

Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir and Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir. (2004). Um gildi tónlistarnáms fyrir íslensk ungmenni. [The value of structured leisure activities for Icelandic youth]. Reykjavík: The Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis.

Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir, Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir og Jón Sigfússon. (2004). [Prevalence of drug use among youth in different neighborhoods in Reykjavik]. Reykjavík: The Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis.

Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir, Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir og Jón Sigfússon. (2004). Líðan nemenda í 7. - 8. bekk eftir mismunandi samsetningu skóla í Kópavogi. [How school structure is related to wellbeing of students within the primary and secondary schools system in Kopavogur]. Reykjavík: The Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis.

Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir and Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir. (2004). Mat á starfi í Brúarskóla í Reykjavík meðal nemenda og foreldra. [An evaluation of work at Bruarskoli in Reykjavik, evaluation based on research among students and parents]. Reykjavik: The Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis.

Svandís Nína Jónsdóttir, Stefán Hrafn Jónsson, Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir, Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir og Hera Hallbera Björnsdóttir (2003). Félagsleg staða ungmenna utan framhaldsskóla og samanburður við jafnaldra þeirra í framhaldsskólum. [Social settings of youth in and out of high school in Iceland]. Reykjavik: Rannsóknir & greining fyrir ÍTR, Áfengis- og vímuvarnaráð og Rauða Kross Íslands. 

Stefán Hrafn Jónsson, Þóroddur Bjarnason, Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir, Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir og Jón Sigfússon. (2003). Vímuefnaneysla íslenskra unglinga 2003: Niðurstöður rannsókna á vímuefnaneyslu nemenda í 10. bekk grunnskóla 1995-2003. [Substance use among Icelandic  adolescents: Trends among 10th graders between 1995-2003]. Reykjavik: Rannsóknir & greining fyrir Áfengis- og vímuvarnaráð. 

Svandís Nína Jónsdóttir, Hera Hallbera Björnsdóttir, Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir og Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir. (2002). Börnin í borginni. Líðan og samskipti í skóla, félagsstarf og tómstundir og vímuefnaneysla: Könnun meðal nemenda í 5.-10. bekk grunnskóla í Reykjavík vorið 2001. [The Children in the City. Mental health, school, organized leisure activities and substance use: Results of a study among 5-10th graders in Reykjavik in 2001]. Reykjavik: Rannsóknir & greining fyrir Fræðslumiðstöð Reykjavíkur, ÍTR og samstarfsnefnd Reykjavíkurborgar um afbrota- og fíkniefnavarnir.

Þóroddur Bjarnason, Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir og Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir. (2002). Sjálfsvíg og sjálfsvígstilraunir meðal íslenskra ungmenna: Skýrsla um sjálfsvígstilraunir meðal íslenskra ungmenna árin 1992 og 2000 og alþjóðlegur samanburður á sjálfsvígstíðni meðal 15-24 ára ungmenna 1951-2000. [Suicide and suicidal attempts among Icelandic adolescents]. Reykjavik: Landlæknisembættið. 

Elín Þorgeirsdóttir, Guðbjörg Daníelsdóttir Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir og Inga Dora Sigfusdottir. (2002). Grunnmat fyrir verkefnið “Uppbyggingra-stefnan í Grafarvogi”.Reykjavik: Rannsóknir & greining fyrir Grafarvog.

Guðbjörg Daníelsdóttir, Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir og Inga Dora Sigfusdottir. (2002). Mat á mentor-verkefninu “Vinátta” fyrir starfsárið 2001 til 2002. Reykjavik: Rannsóknir & greining fyrir Velferðarsjóð barna.

Guðbjörg Daníelsdóttir, Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir og Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir (2001). Mat á sveitafélagaverkefni SÁÁ 1997 og 1998. Reykjavik: Rannsóknir & greining fyrir Áfengis- og vímuvarnaráð.

Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir, Hera Hallbera Björnsdóttir og Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir. (2001). Rannsókn á vímuefnaneyslu og andlegri líðan framhaldsskólanema í Kópavogi. [Substance use and mental health among highs school students in Kopavogur]. Reykjavík: Rannsóknir & greining fyrir Kópavog.

   Antoinette Nasa Gyedu-Adomako, Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir og Inga Dóra Sigfusdottir (2000). Social conditions of immigrant youth in Iceland. Reykjavik: Centre for Social Research and Analysis.

Þóroddur Bjarnason, Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir, Þórólfur Þórlindsson and Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir (2000). Ofbeldi meðal íslenskra unglinga; Niðurstöður rannsókna á ofbeldi meðal íslenskra unglinga og félagslegum skýringarþáttum. [The Social Context of Violence among Youth in Iceland]. Reykjavik: The Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis for the Icelandic Red Cross.

Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir and Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir (2000). Heilsuefling í skólum í Kópavogi; Stöðumat. [Evaluation of European Network of Health Promoting Schools in Kopavogur]. Reykjavik: The Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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